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WW 221 TORNADO TX 091835Z - 100200Z
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Tornado Watch Number 221
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
135 PM CDT Thu May 9 2024

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of 
  North-Central and Central Texas

* Effective this Thursday afternoon and evening from 135 PM until
  900 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include...
  A couple tornadoes possible
  Scattered damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 85
    mph likely
  Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 4
    inches in diameter likely

SUMMARY...Widely scattered to scattered thunderstorms are forecast
to develop this afternoon into the early evening.  Several intense
supercells are likely and will be capable of large to giant hail
(max diameter 2 to 4 inches) and severe gusts.  The tornado risk may
focus along the west to east oriented wind shift draped across parts
of north-central Texas.  Eventual growth into a severe cluster of 
supercells with accompanying significant hail and wind hazards may
evolve towards the evening.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 65 statute miles
north and south of a line from 35 miles south southeast of Dallas TX
to 70 miles south southwest of Abilene TX. For a complete depiction
of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS


REMEMBER...A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for
tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch
area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for
threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements
and possible warnings.


219...WW 220...

AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 4 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 75 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 27025.


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